I think I hit 700 followers on Friday or Sat and I’m just now having the chance to recognize it. Guys!! 700! I feel like I just made my post for hitting 500 followers right before Christmas!
Many of you know I started my blog back in October and I had no idea what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I’d grow as fast as I have. It amazes me that 700 people have decided to follow me and read my blog, leave likes, comments, just interact with me. I am so thankful and grateful for each of you!
I wanted to start this blog because I wanted my own little space to talk about the things that interest me. Makeup being a huge part! Writing has always played a huge part in my life…so I just wanted someplace where I could speak my mind, share my thoughts, make some new friends & get to know others.
I get asked how my blog has grown so rapidly in such a short amount of time?
Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. I had no idea what I was doing when I started this blog… It took me hours just to figure out how to add links to my page, change the layout, insert pics. Literally had no idea what I was doing. Sometimes I still don’t know what I;m doing! 😉 However, I am a fast learner so it just took a little bit for me to get the hang of it. With that said, I’m still learning and just going with the flow.
The thought always crossed my mind, what if no one reads your blog? How do you get followers or people interested in reading what you’re writing? I had no idea! I still have no idea! Somehow 700 of you lovely, fantastic, followers made your way to my blog and chose to follow me and stick around.
All I can say if you’re looking to get your blog some more exposure, or make new connections try engaging with more blogs. I read a lot of different blogs, I leave comments sometimes, or simply just give a like. A lot of people will find your blog that way and maybe check you out.
Also, don’t be a ghost. Try and get to know some of the blogs you follow. It’s not about how many people follow you as it is finding people you might connect with, or share similar ideas or interest(s) with.
You also want to update and give your followers some quality content often.
Don’t go weeks or months without posting and leave your followers hanging. They’re following you because they want to read about you or whatever content you post about. I understand life can get busy and sometimes things happen we have no control over. If you’re going to step away for a little bit, give your followers a heads up that you’ll be gone.
Other than that I don’t really have any ideas. I just know that has worked for me so far. Since I get asked often I figured I’d let you know. It’s nothing special or out of the ordinary. I’m just as amazed as some of you, that my blog keeps growing as rapidly as it does.
So in closing, I just want to thank each of you so much! Thank you for finding my blog and deciding you want to follow, thanks for the shares some of my posts get, thanks for all the likes, thanks for the comments, thanks for following me on my other social media pages and connecting with me. THANK YOU!!! You guys are amazing and this little blogging community has been so kind, helpful, and such a pleasant experience so far. I’m so glad I decided to start this blog! I love connecting with so many of you and I’m so grateful
Again, thank you all so much!!!
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Thanks for reading! 🙂